Royal Musselburgh, the fifth oldest course in the world, has suffered damage to the 10th winter green and fairway.
Greenkeepers arrived at the East Lothian course, opened for play in 1774, to find the damage on Monday.
Club president Craig Mackay said: “Staff and members of the Royal Musselburgh Golf Club have been left dismayed by the mindless vandalism caused to the course.
“As a self-funding charity this has a significant detrimental effect on us and I can only hope that those responsible are traced and dealt with appropriately by the Criminal Justice System.”
Whatever idiot done this to the 10th winter green & Fairway last night . I hope you are proud of yourself. pic.twitter.com/eD6WF0ndvk— R.M.G.C GREENS (@RMGCGREENS1) December 12, 2016
Today's repairs from the mindless vandalism we suffered went very well. Thanks to all the staff for their hard work pic.twitter.com/slhDnDrkBB— R.M.G.C GREENS (@RMGCGREENS1) December 13, 2016
Turf cut and rolled ready to be lifted for drains to go on the 10th green . pic.twitter.com/MLesY6YUK3— R.M.G.C GREENS (@RMGCGREENS1) December 15, 2016